Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

The Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research program provides opportunity for Luther students to engage in collaborative research projects with Luther faculty members during the two months of Luther's summer session (June/July).  All returning Luther students (current juniors, sophomores, and first-year students), in any major, are eligible to apply.

Each full grant provides a stipend of $375 per week for eight weeks of research work for a total of $3,000 to the student, with an expectation of at least 36 and no more than 40 hours of work per week.  On-campus shared housing for the student is also provided, along with up to $500 for project expenses, and $500 in faculty development funds for the faculty member.  Proposals for smaller or shorter research projects will be considered.  Project proposals must be written and submitted jointly by the student and faculty member.  Priority is given to meritorious proposals from teams involving students who have not previously been funded through this program.


Once again this year, proposals are welcome in all disciplines.  In addition, special funding is available through the generosity of donors for projects that will provide research experience to students interested in research or career paths related to the following areas:

  • health care, health care management, or health care administration
  • cancer research or biomedical research in cellular regulation, gene regulation, or genetics
  • business or economics
  • modern languages
  • humanities, humanistic social sciences, and arts
  • sustainability

Proposals for Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Projects are due in the Dean's Office (Union 262) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11.